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Natalie MacLean's Wine Blog, June 22, 2016

92 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley

Classic Cabernet with blackberry and cassis, mocha-espresso aromas from the oak and very balanced. Full-bodied and smooth. This Chateau Ste. Michelle Cabernet also includes small amount of Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Syrah in the blend. Pair with a pepper steak.

Natalie MacLean's Wine Blog, June 22, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Syrah Columbia Valley

A luxurious black cherry-kirsch liqueur aroma on the nose and palate with jammy raspberry notes yet dry and elegant. Perfect for prime rib.

Natalie MacLean's Wine Blog, June 22, 2016

92 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Chardonnay Columbia Valley

This vines for this lovely Washington Chardonnay are planted at 200 feet above sea level which is ideal for achieving a silky texture from the grapes rather than an oak barrel. Rich and full-bodied with luscious layers of fleshy ripe peach, pear and butterscotch. This Washington Chardonnay has great finesse and styling: French spirit with Washington DNA. It was barrel fermented without a lot of lees stirring to preserve it's zesty character. Finishes with apple and citrus notes. Pair with roast chicken or veal.

The Reverse Wine Snob, June 18, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

The Reverse Wine Snob reviews the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Pinot Gris stating, “With good acidity this wine makes a great pairing for seafood. The fruit turns more tart mid-palate and leads into the dry, long finish which even features some nice mineral streaks. Pinot Gris for the win!”

Wine Spectator, June 15, 2016

90 points, “Smart Buy”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Merlot Columbia Valley

Focused, with firm tannins on a pliable frame, supporting dark berry, licorice and chocolate flavors. Lingers deftly on the finish. Best from 2017 through 2021. -H.S.

Wine Spectator, June 15, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Merlot Columbia Valley

Wine Spectator features the Columbia Crest 2013 H3 Les Chevaux Horse Heaven Hills and the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2013 Indian Wells Merlot Columbia Valley in their Savvy Shopper Bargain Burgundy Wines.

No Depression, June 5, 2016

“Concert series”

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

No Depression features a review of the recent Bob Dylan show, “the first of his latest tour—at the lush Chateau Ste. Michelle winery in Woodinville, Washington, over the weekend proved, he fully intends to pack a summer’s worth of sets with Old Blue Eyes’ dreamy tunes.”

St. Louis Post-Dispatch, June 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

St. Louis Post-Dispatch selects the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling as a “refreshing dry Riesling.”
Tasting notes included: " Crisp and inviting, it combines peach and other stone fruit flavors with a touch of citrus. It would pair well with spicy Asian dishes, seafood and other lighter fare."

Alaska Airlines Magazine, June 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Alaska Airlines Magazine features different activities Washington and the Puget Sound have to offer, including a visit to “renowned winery, Chateau Ste. Michelle.”

Wine & Spirits, June 1, 2016

91 points, “Top 100 Values of the year”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Pinot Gris Columbia Valley

Simple, forward and thoroughly delicious, this mouthwatering white has a leesy filigree framing scents of bright citrus and crisp apple. There’s spring-water clarity to the flavors, the texture given contour by a mineral tinge.

Wine & Spirits, June 1, 2016

90 points, “Top 100 Values of the Year/ Best Buy / Year's Best Riesling 08/16”

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

A remarkable wine for the price, this generous Riesling leads with green and yellow apple scents, with a lees and cinnamon-like accent. The flavors are simple but satisfying, balanced and irresistibly mouthwatering.

Wine & Spirits, June 1, 2016

“Value Brands of the Year”

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

Chateau Ste. Michelle can boast of some of the Columbia valleys most enviable vineyard holdings, and one of the most efficient vinicultural operations anywhere in the world. Its white wines bear the benefit of these practices: pure, unadorned iterations of the region’s long summer-sunlight hours.

Wine Enthusiast, June 1, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling Columbia Valley

The Wine Enthusiast’s June issue also featured a story on dry Riesling “Spring Ahead” and included quotes from Chateau Ste. Michelle winemaker Bob Bertheau and the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2014 Dry Riesling.

Wine Spectator, June 1, 2016

Michelle NV Brut

Michelle NV Brut was featured in Wine Spectator's June round-up of domestic sparkling to enjoy this summer.

Refreshing and light, with pretty grapefruit and pear flavors on a deftly wrought frame. Finishes quietly. Drink now. 175,000 cases made.

Wine Spectator, June 1, 2016

Michelle NV Brut Rose

Michelle NV Brut Rose was featured in Wine Spectator's June round-up of domestic sparkling to enjoy this summer.

A pale pink, with pink grapefruit and spice flavors, showing a lively balance. Drink now. 15,000 cases made.

Wine Spectator, May 31, 2016

91 points

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Cold Creek Vineyard Merlot Columbia Valley

Fresh and inviting, focusing the black cherry, black currant and coffee flavors into a tannin-wrapped package that carries through a long, well-modulated finish. Best from 2017 through 2022. 1,800 cases made.

Seattle Times, May 28, 2016

“Summer Concert Series”

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

The Seattle Times reviews the kickoff to the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2016 Summer Concert Series highlighting Paul Simon’s first night. “Simon’s tour may have met with some soggy weather at the Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery on Saturday. But there was a cool sizzle onstage right from the opening of the show.”

King 5 News, May 25, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle Winery

King 5 News features the growing trend of Salmon Safe vineyards in Washington State. They interview Bob Bertheau as he speaks about Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Canoe Ridge Estate and Cold Creek Vineyards which are both Salmon Safe certified.

Times-News (NC), May 18, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills

Times-News features Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr’s selections of their favorite Horse Heaven Hills wines selecting the Columbia Crest 2013 H3 Cabernet Sauvignon and the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon.
Tasting notes included:"...Earthy notes with black cherry and spice."

Maryland Gazette, May 18, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills

Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr recently wrote an article in the Capital Gazette highlighting the Horse Heaven Hills region, “where consumers will find great values in serious rich cabernets.” They also featured the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon as “an excellent expression of the Horse Heaven Hills.”

Blended with 16 percent merlot, this wine is an excellent expression of Horse Heaven Hills. Earthy notes with black cherry and spice.

Capital Gazette, May 17, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills

Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr recently wrote an article in the Capital Gazette highlighting the Horse Heaven Hills region, “where consumers will find great values in serious rich cabernets.” They also featured the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon as “an excellent expression of the Horse Heaven Hills.”

Blended with 16 percent merlot, this wine is an excellent expression of Horse Heaven Hills. Earthy notes with black cherry and spice.

Athens Banner Herald, May 17, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon Horse Heaven Hills

Tom Marquardt and Patrick Darr recently wrote an article in the Capital Gazette highlighting the Horse Heaven Hills region, “where consumers will find great values in serious rich cabernets.” They also featured the Chateau Ste. Michelle 2012 Canoe Ridge Estate Cabernet Sauvignon as “an excellent expression of the Horse Heaven Hills.”

Blended with 16 percent merlot, this wine is an excellent expression of Horse Heaven Hills. Earthy notes with black cherry and spice.

Seattle Times, May 12, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

The Seattle Times highlights 5 hot concerts around Seattle featuring the Jackson Browne show at Chateau Ste. Michelle. “Is there a boomer alive and listen to Jackson Browne sign ‘Your Bright Baby Blues’? Doubtful.”

KOMO News, May 10, 2016

Chateau Ste. Michelle

KOMO TV aired a story about the BLEND by Chateau Ste. Michelle on Holland America’s new ship the Koningsdam. The Blend is the first wine blending experience at sea! View the TV segment on Chateau Ste. Michelle’s Facebook page: HERE

Indian Wells label on bottle